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Kurtz: The war is over Anthony Kennedy’s SCOTUS seat begins
‘MediaBuzz’ host Howard Kurtz weighs in on the brewing partisan war, about justice Kennedy’s Supreme Court seat after his retirement announcement.
I don’t have reason to suspect that the press is excited about the Supreme court upholding President of the Trump ban on travel.
When I went to The New York Times Homepage yesterday morning, I couldn’t find the original message on the judgment.
Instead, there was a piece headlined “GOP Blockade of Obama Nominees Pays Off the Judge.” And a second story: “Sonia Sotomayor Delivers Sharp disagreement Over the decision.”
The first is a common theme in the reporting, says that Mitch McConnell is not about to give the decision to, Merrick Garland, a hearing, conducted last year, the confirmation of Neil from gorsuch, led 5-4 approval of the travel ban (and a second decision favorable to the opponent of abortion).
The second is the liberal justice dissent played in the appeal, the opinion “shocking” and “motivated by hostility and animus toward the Muslim faith.”
At The Washington Post, the big piece was “Travel-Ban ruling Could trump Encourage the renewal of the US immigration System”:
“Critics have expressed fears that the court’s decision would limit encourage trump to force to further test the limits of its statutory authority-control-laws without the Express consent of the legislature.”(Side note: not Barack allow Obama to stay the 800,000 dreamers in this country “, without the Express consent of the legislature”?)
And to go to this debate on the court already has begun nuclear energy yesterday with the departure of Anthony Kennedy, the swing vote on so many issues, as both sides prepare for the battle, which nominated a trump, undoubtedly, push the Supremes clearly to the right.
I understand why the travel ban revised after the original was blocked by the courts—is so controversial, since it has the majority of the Muslim countries. To his critics, the Trump-ban seems like a religious test.
And I, why the Democrats feel wronged by, a Supreme court seat, given that the GOP obstructionism kept the spot open for from gorsuch.
But the tone of the reporting makes it clear that what the President called for will be considered a “huge victory”, very different from most journalists. Some even has comparisons (such as Sotomayor) to the Supreme court of justice of the infamous approval of the Japanese internment camps during the second world war.
Now the decision is, it is not surprising to announce that the left would be. Slate calls it “shameful ” legacy” of John Roberts court. Salon goes with “democracy in danger: the Supreme court backed down, who’s to stop Donald Trump?” (But this is not a case that lasted a year and a half to the wind to go out his way to the nation’s highest court to the path of democracy?)
Across the entire spectrum, National Review, Roberts backed up to reinforce “the authority of the presidency itself,” not what the magazine called ” Trump “sometimes campaign rhetoric to be overheated.”
In fact, Sotomayor, the first Latino justice, a point of such last trump comments like: “Islam hates us. We have problems with the Muslims in the country.”
It should ban a healthy debate about the trip, the President of the controversial approach to immigration, and the court to enable the role or interim Trump policy.
But keep in mind that Trump campaigned openly for a version of a travel ban. So this is another case that the press is upset that he did what he promised to do.
Howard Kurtz is a Fox News analyst and host of “MediaBuzz” (Sundays 11 p.m.). He is the author of “media madness: Donald Trump, the press, and The war for the truth.” You can follow him at @Howard Kurtz. Click here for more information on Howard Kurtz.